Re: What is the maximal length of usernames on Solaris?

From: Josh McKee (jtmckee_at_rm-bogus-ac.net)
Date: 11/23/03


Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 21:29:34 GMT

In article <bpr7vd$8gu$1@news.ox.ac.uk>,
 Graham Lee <graham.lee@wadham.oxford.ac.invalid.uk> wrote:

> Josh McKee wrote:
>
> > On Sun, 23 Nov 2003 20:03:55 GMT, Rich Teer <rich.teer@rite-group.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >>On Sun, 23 Nov 2003, Josh McKee wrote:
> >>
> >>> As I've said...given a choice I'm willing to bet that most will chose
> >>> Windows over a CLI based UNIX system any day.
> >>
> >>I agree. Now let's bring the question up to the 21st century.
> >>I reckon given a choice, I wouldn't be suprised to see a parity
> >>(or almost parity) between people chosing Windoze and people
> >>chosing a GUI based UNIX system. NB, I said GUI based UNIX,
> >>not CLI based. Unless one deliberately choses not to, I think
> >>all modern UNIX desktops use a GUI, be it CDE, GNOME, KDE, whatever.
> >
> > Why the focus on which interface is used? Wasn't it my oppositions
> > position that the average user valued stability over a nice GUI? To my
> > recollection UNIX is very stable when used with a CLI...perhaps more
> > so than with a GUI.
>
> UNIX's system model is such that any applications running atop it - such as
> a GUI - won't affect the stability. This is one of the many ways in which
> it is superior to systems such as Windows.

You don't need to explain this to me. I know UNIX quite well. But a CLI
is less complicated than a GUI. Increased complexity can lead to
instability. Therefore when I say "...perhaps more so than with a GUI" I
am referring to the less complex nature of the CLI.

Josh